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Beyond Mesopotamia: A radical new view of human civilization reported in Science

...n day India and Pakistan. The researchers are just starting to sketch out this new landscape, but its becoming clear that these centers traded goods and could have shared technology and architecture. Recovered artifacts such as beads, shells, vessels, seals and game boards show that a network linked these civ...

Progesterone injections do not prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies

...ed weekly injections of either 17-OHPC or placebo, starting at 16 to 20 weeks into their pregnancies and ending at 35 weeks. The results showed no meaningful difference between the 17-OHPC and placebo groups. Birth or miscarriage before 35 weeks gestation occurred in 41.5 percent of the 17-OHPC group and in 3...

Jan Lwe awarded 2007 EMBO Gold Medal

...tous nature of their assemblies. Two years after starting his post-doc at the MRC-LMB, Jan fast-tracked to b...ay crystallography and electron microscopy and are starting to use electron tomography of whole, frozen cells to visualise the cytoskeleton in cells. Jan is n...

Radiation therapy combined with microsurgery shows promise for curing injured spinal cord

... by localized radiation therapy given for ten days starting on day ten after injury, there was nearly a two-fo...xercise five days a week to the radiation therapy, starting at the second week after injury. Again, the spinal cord ability to repair itself was markedly improv...

Fruit fly gene from 'out of nowhere' is discovered

...ion). Each of these exons may serve as alternative starting positions for the gene to become activated. The researchers found that most of these exons had a sequence for a transposable element sitting right next to it. Duplicated sequences generated by transposons may be part of the mechanism for creating new...

Coming soon -- Protein synthesis without amino acids?

...ntage of this reaction is that it uses inexpensive starting materials and would be ideal for industrial produc...h a carbon-nitrogen double bond, could be an ideal starting materialif it were possible to link them together in an alternating fashion with a carbon monoxide m...

Foxes get frisky in the far north

...e monogamous. But molecular genetic techniques are starting to reveal complexities in mammalian mating systems that were not apparent from observational studies of animal social behavior. Using a technique called microsatellite DNA fingerprinting, a team of researchers from the University of Alberta in Edmont...

Increase in creeping vines signals major shift in southern US forests

...ically. There are now so many vines that they're starting to change the makeup of the forest, he continued. It appears that as the number of vines increase, the density of small trees decreases at a fairly uniform rate. Although the specific reasons for this shift aren't fully understood, Allen and his co...

Cells take risks with their identities

... in a garage with their engines off. Theyre at the starting gate, waiting for a flag that says go. These overzealous cars include all the genes responsible for directing cells along particular developmental pathsmaster regulators that should have no reason for gearing up in healthy specialized cells. Activa...

Study provides new data about the laws governing embryo development in organisms

...rical construction of the dorsal and ventral parts starting from a given limit or border. This process of subdivision into compartments also takes place during the formation of the vertebrate central nervous system, and the genes and signalling pathways involved are conserved in both Drosophila and vertebrate...

UCSB researchers show how to make polymeric micro- and nanoparticles

... researcher, used spherical polystyrene beads as a starting point. In one approach, the beads were liquefied by heat or solvents and then stretched. In the second, the beads were embedded in a polyvinyl alcohol film and the film was stretched to create voids around the beads. These voids were then filled by l...

U-M, Israeli scientists report major advance in search for genes associated with colon cancer

...onship between our genetic code and disease is now starting to become clear, and many scientists are turning t...ng and have colonoscopies or other screening tests starting earlier in life than age 50. Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States...

A gene that protects from kidney disease

...se; it causes the kidneys to degenerate and shrink starting early on in childhood often leading to renal failure before the age of 30. So far, kidney transplantation in early age has been the only way to save patients suffering from NPHP. With a new mouse model Mathias Treier and his group at EMBL have shed n...

50 new mission proposals for ESA's scientific program

...e selected for assessment (or feasibility) studies starting in October this year. The selection will follow a careful evaluation process, taking into account the scientific value and novelty of the proposal as main criteria, together with its technological maturity and its estimated cost. At the end of ...

Skin rash actually signifies better outcomes for pancreatic and lung cancer patients

...xcluded patients who died in the first month after starting the study because they may not have had time to develop the rash or the rash may have been under-reported in these ill patients. Of the 673 patients in the lung cancer study, called BR.21, and in the Tarceva-treated group, 81 percent developed a ra...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 27/July 3, 2007

...ein substance called mucin that could be used as a starting material for production of designer mucins with multiple uses. Found in mucous secretions from various parts of the body, mucins lubricate body surfaces and sometimes have antibacterial effects. The report explains that the jellyfish mucin is simila...

Personalized approach to ovarian stimulation achieves high ART pregnancy rates

...d the formula (or algorithm) to calculate the best starting dose for each patient, both the number of oocytes ...nd it provided each patient with an individualised starting dose of FSH, which could be maintained throughout treatment and resulted in an excellent treatment o...

Early fire risk for mountains near Los Angeles

...o conducted a 2006 study found that fire season is starting earlier across the western United States, and they attributed it to earlier snowmelt which is caused by global warming. Despite this years predicted early fire season, the new study found no trend toward an earlier start for fire seasons in the Sa...

New Naval S&T Strategy to be detailed at partnership conference

...annual Naval S&T Partnership Conference to be held starting on July 30th in Washington, D. C. Rear Admiral William Landay III, the Chief of Naval Research, will discuss the strategy and preside over the four-day event, designed to enhance interaction between Naval S&T, the business community and academia. Ea...

Plastic that grows on trees

...ties are endless, Zhang said, and the chemistry is starting to get interesting....

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(Date:10/15/2014)... the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical ... the mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for ... second alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; the first, ... Alt is the Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics ... an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... shows SIRT6—a protein known to inhibit the growth ... skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that increases ... Previously considered protective, SIRT6 is part of a family ... stability and prevent some of the genetic flaws associated ... lead to cancer. This study, in the journal,s October ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... of the planet,s leading questions is how to produce ... variable climate. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the ... over the next 40 years to feed a growing ... the necessary rise in food production. Plants—grains, cereals, ... supporting livestock. Current research must tap into our ...
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